Ship­way Liv­ing

Western Living - - DESIGNERS OF THE YEAR - Sam Nar

For Rom­ney Ship­way, founder of Ship­way Liv­ing De­sign, a child­hood spent in the great out­doors was the first step in his de­sign process.

“I grew up in na­ture—I had my first boat be­fore I had my first bike,” says Ship­way, who was born and raised on Cortes Is­land, B.C. “Hav­ing

con­nec­tion to the ac­tual wood in the ob­ject gives a point for peo­ple to con­nect with, some­thing more to at­tach to it tells a story.”

Us­ing sus­tain­able ma­te­ri­als of the high­est biodegrad­able stan­dard and rem­nant scraps sal­vaged from land clear­ings, Ship­way forges sim­ple yet strik­ing pieces—his Os­tra col­lec­tion ex­udes a sense of play­ful­ness with pure pas­tel ac­cents—that hon­our their nat­u­ral ori­gins, from the inside out.—

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